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Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law
FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012

Posted on 04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT by Deo volente

President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.

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To: bolobaby
Constitutional scholar my a$$.

Exactly. That's one of the biggest lies the left has told about Obama.

201 posted on 04/02/2012 4:28:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Deo volente

The SOB is crossing the separation of powers line,
AGAIN.

Threatening the SCOTUS??

I can see Ginsburg voting this down just to assert the power of the court.


202 posted on 04/02/2012 4:29:27 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Joshua Marcus
Middle names did not become a universal practice in America until after the Civil War. Up until that time, it was common to not have a middle name. In fact, Abraham Lincoln did not have a middle name.

Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858.

203 posted on 04/02/2012 4:30:13 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 38 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: SamAdams76

Drudge:

DID HE GET A LEAK?
OBAMA TAKES SHOT AT COURT


204 posted on 04/02/2012 4:31:49 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Ronin
"he runs a strong risk of losing Ginsberg"


205 posted on 04/02/2012 4:34:32 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Deo volente

Overturn the damn travesty of a law

Then kick his illegal ass out of the Presidency


206 posted on 04/02/2012 4:34:57 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: Deo volente

The guy is completely delusional. He is so far out of it. He has to go!


207 posted on 04/02/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: All

I find it interesting that Drudge has a sub header indicating Obama recieved a leak of the result.

my money would be on sotomayor or kagan.


208 posted on 04/02/2012 4:36:41 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

You can only intimidate and pressure the court before they make their ruling, so what’s Obama’s game here unless he was respondning to a leak?


209 posted on 04/02/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: Deo volente

May 1, 2012 BREAKING: SCOTUS rules Obama ineligible, President to resign, may face arrest...DEVELOPING


210 posted on 04/02/2012 4:40:28 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Deo volente

The reason they are not elected, Barry is so they are above the need to pander to win elections, and to greatly reduce the risk of corruption and influence.


211 posted on 04/02/2012 4:57:43 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Deo volente

Last time I checked, virtually EVERY law is passed by a majority vote of democratically elected reps. Does this idiotic statement by him mean he thinks the SC should never find laws unconstitutional? Does he want to take us back to separate but equal? Is he saying he wants to overturn Roe v Wade?

Of course not. To him, the SC should just be another appendage of the democrat machine. He’s all for them finding things unconstitutional when it helps him, against them finding things unconstitutional when they don’t help him.

Moral of the story: like everything else, his opinion here is about him

What a MORON.


212 posted on 04/02/2012 5:12:43 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: Deo volente
"I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said.

liberal circuit court judges constantly say DOMA is unconstitutional even though it was passed by congress and the president. JEEZ see the tagline ODumbo

213 posted on 04/02/2012 5:14:51 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards the left wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Whoever the Republican nominee is, I would pledge my vote to him if he would do the following things:
1) promise to nominate Paul Clement to the next open SC Justice opening; and then Jeff Sessions/Jon Kyl after that!
2) Announce Newt Gingrich as his running mate (assuming it isn’t Newt who gets the nomination);
3) Spend every day of the presidency undoing every piece of legislation and law Obama passed in his miserable term!


214 posted on 04/02/2012 5:17:58 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Verginius Rufus
He knows he has 4 votes on his side—his two picks, and Bill Clinton’s two picks. He needs one more—I don’t know if this kind of stunt can intimidate any of the remaining 5. Hopefully none of them is vulnerable to blackmail.

Even scarier is they are all vulnerable to heart attacks.

215 posted on 04/02/2012 5:18:59 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Windflier; bolobaby
I know we've been over this ground before, but he's no more a 'constitutional scholar' than my cat. Actually, my cat is better because at least she doesn't say stupid stuff.

He was an "adjunct professor" = a non-tenure-track resume-enhancer for local lawyers to 'give back' to their alma mater. It's also a way for the law school to keep in touch with local law firms or (in Obama's case) do a favor for some influential local politician.

I was an "adjunct professor" for years at my law school, but I was never under any illusions as to the importance of it or that it meant that I was a particularly learned person or great lawyer. I was helping out my school and getting something nice and public-spirited to put on my resume, nothing more.

216 posted on 04/02/2012 5:20:00 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: milagro
I SO wish we had another choice besides Romney--but even with "Obama light" we will be much better off because of the threat Obama poses to the corner stone on which our nation stands--the Constitution!

Be it far from me to insult a Freeper for whom I have a great deal of respect, but seriously, you must know that Romney is an utter turncoat in Republican clothing.

Given the chance, he won't do anything substantially different from Obama. He'll just be very polite and apologetic about upholding every rotten thing Obama has done, and will not steer the country a single degree off the course Obama has set. He'll even appoint liberals to the federal bench and the Supreme Court.

Even a cursory glance at his record as Governor of Massachusetts will tell you that, and he hasn't undergone any sort of core transformation in the interim. He's still a big government liberal who gives lip service to the Constitution, conservative values, and Old Glory. He doesn't mean a single word of it.

The other danger of Romney winning the election, is that a Republican dominated Congress will likely 'go along to get along' with the de facto (liberal) leader of their party. Not so with Obama, whom they will oppose with every fiber (well, most fibers) of their being.

It's a helluva conundrum we're in here. About the best I personally hope for, is for a real conservative to win the nominating contest in a brokered convention. That is my last and final hope for this election. Romney will not get my vote, no matter the consequences.

217 posted on 04/02/2012 5:21:14 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mrsmel

Yes spot on he is a complete idiot for this veiled threat.He hopes to turn this after the election against the R’s.......They are appointed for a reason. He taught at U of Chicago....they should be ashamed with this meathead.


218 posted on 04/02/2012 5:33:51 PM PDT by colonialhk (Put them in green jails doing green jobs)
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To: Deo volente

... when he pronounces “un-elected” it sounds strange like he’s adding an extra syllable of something. He sounds like a real stupid person trying to act smart. The media never picks on any of his verbal faux pas like they do with Palin or W.


219 posted on 04/02/2012 5:36:14 PM PDT by nightmarewhileawake
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To: Secret Agent Man
Vote for me, I will make sure the court gets the right people on it.

You give him more credit than me. I hope it doesn't happen, but at this point I wouldn't be surprised to see a SC Justice follow Breitbart between now and June.
220 posted on 04/02/2012 5:40:27 PM PDT by newsbot (o()xxxx[{::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::>)
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To: BlatherNaut
This could well be just an attempt at damage control. As others have posted, the pi**y demeanor is a major clue.

I tend to believe that Obama holds the losing hand. Otherwise he wouldn't need to do a risky maneuver and alienate the SC that hasn't yet officially delivered a decision.

If Obamacare is winning then Obama would have said that he totally respects the SC and is absolutely sure that it will do the right thing.

It was theorized that Obamacare is winning and Obama is just posturing. However it is a very risky act, and very few among "his people" will even understand what he just did. It would be far more profitable to build on the positive, stress success and agreement and approval (for a change.) Additionally, Obama wouldn't need to do it so quickly after the SC had a vote. He'd have months to exploit this situation, and it would be closer to the elections too. The timing suggests that Obama is still trying to affect the SC's ruling - that's the only explanation for the haste.

221 posted on 04/02/2012 5:43:18 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Deo volente

dumbo’s unelected remark might just work. Civics isn’t taught in school anymore, so half the people in the country might not even know the SC is an equal branch of govt.


222 posted on 04/02/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Deo volente
"Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law"

I'm sure the Supremes are scared to death...

223 posted on 04/02/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: Deo volente

It is our hope that you, Mr O, will be unelected shortly and have even less say on a n y t h i n g!


224 posted on 04/02/2012 5:50:24 PM PDT by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
...a President Romney would have to listen to conservatives to get their support in 2016, whereas Obama would be even more defiant and hostile than he has been so far.

That is the first and only convincing bit of logic that I've seen, for giving Romney ones vote in the general.

Well done.

225 posted on 04/02/2012 5:53:50 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Deo volente
Apart from the four “usual suspects” I wonder which of the justices understand that they are,in a sense,being threatened by Osama Obama himself.
226 posted on 04/02/2012 5:54:53 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Deo volente

Strange how things we say can come back to bite us in the ass. obama’s mimicking Republicans/conservatives. When judges make decisions we don’t like, we aren’t shy about playing the activist/unelected card.


227 posted on 04/02/2012 5:54:53 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Deo volente

Kagan’s ethics are questionable...leaking info to WH?


228 posted on 04/02/2012 6:09:20 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Deo volente

Someone has suggested that Justice Kagan has leaked the vote results and that’s why zero is so overconfident. I hope this isn’t true, or she should be prosecuted like the traitor she would be!


229 posted on 04/02/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: Deo volente
"unelected group of people"

Such a supremely stupid utterance. Almost every single Justice comes up through the Federal circuit, nominally chosen by the President and requiring Senate confirmation -- by vote! Then to become a Justice, a nomination by the President and another round of Senate confirmation voting.

Most Justices get to the Court through two different Presidents and two different Senates. I cannot think of any post less "unelected" than Supreme Court Justice. Which may be why we continue to allow them to serve for life.

230 posted on 04/02/2012 6:13:38 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: AnAmericanMother
He was an "adjunct professor" = a non-tenure-track resume-enhancer for local lawyers to 'give back' to their alma mater. It's also a way for the law school to keep in touch with local law firms or (in Obama's case) do a favor for some influential local politician.

There you go. That's the root of the "Constitutional Law Professor Obama" lie. Thanks for having the patience to post the facts yet again.

Much appreciated.

231 posted on 04/02/2012 6:16:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“He knows he has 4 votes on his side—his two picks, and Bill Clinton’s two picks. He needs one more—I don’t know if this kind of stunt can intimidate any of the remaining 5. Hopefully none of them is vulnerable to blackmail.”

If I’m not mistaken (others please correct me), was not the vote by the Court already taken on Friday, March 30?

Or, have they yet to vote?

If the vote hasn’t yet been taken, this was aimed at Anthony Kennedy.

Will he cave?

If the vote already -has- been taken, perhaps Obama knows something we don’t about the outcome. Who might have leaked the decision? If that decision has been made, does Obama really think he can cow them?


232 posted on 04/02/2012 6:30:30 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Deo volente

This guy is a total thug.


233 posted on 04/02/2012 6:31:05 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: Deo volente

Ping


235 posted on 04/02/2012 6:37:45 PM PDT by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: Deo volente
Good article from Breitbart:

OBAMA DECLARES WAR ON SUPREME COURT

...Unfortunately for Obama, he also made the tactical misstep of explaining why if the individual mandate is found unconstitutional, the entire law should be struck down:

I think the justices should understand, in the absence of an individual mandate, you cannot have a mechanism to ensure that people with pre-existing conditions can actually have health care.

In other words, the individual mandate lies at the heart of Obamacare; without that beating heart, the rest of the law becomes unworkable.

236 posted on 04/02/2012 6:38:10 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: bolobaby

America to Wizzard of Boz...You aren’t Dictator...yet.


237 posted on 04/02/2012 6:42:21 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: AnAmericanMother
"I know we've been over this ground before, but he's no more a 'constitutional scholar' than my cat."

As rather succinctly demonstrated by the patently obvious nonsense he's scribbling on the chalkboard...


238 posted on 04/02/2012 6:50:09 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Candor7
"I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said.

The only thing extraordinary and unprecedented here is such heavy handed demagoguing of the Supreme Court by a sitting President. SCOTUS ought to issue a reprimand of his blatant disrespect for the Constitutional role of the Court.

239 posted on 04/02/2012 6:51:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
The only thing extraordinary and unprecedented here is such heavy handed demagoguing of the Supreme Court by a sitting President. SCOTUS ought to issue a reprimand of his blatant disrespect for the Constitutional role of the Court. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

It was a brazen threat. If SCOTUS overturns Obama Care, then Obama will not comply with the decision at all, because it goes agianst "democracy." Obama ruined Libya on that principle, and I am sure he would have no problem ruining SCOTUS..Thats how far we have descended into Fascism, and most Americans do not even know it......YET.

240 posted on 04/02/2012 6:59:40 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Deo volente

What’s Obama gonna do? Issue a ‘wanted Dead or Alive’ poster?


241 posted on 04/02/2012 7:01:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can’t kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: StAnDeliver
I wish I could read all that he has diagrammed there. The top line is...

Relationships built on ?????????

The next appears to be a flow chart (the first box on the right is smudged out) going from ...

utilities ... banks ... corps

Then it shows $ money flowing from "corps" (was it supposed to be 'corpse?') to ????????

242 posted on 04/02/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: bolobaby

I didn’t hear Zero bitching about “unelected” when he was nominating that hack Kagan.


243 posted on 04/02/2012 7:06:11 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Candor7; TigersEye

We just need the SCOTUS....Obama will hang himself. I think he knows Sheriff Joe has got him by the balls too : )


244 posted on 04/02/2012 7:20:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Candor7

It was a brazen threat. If SCOTUS overturns Obama Care, then Obama will not comply with the decision at all, because it goes agianst “democracy.”


He wouldn’t be the first president to ignore/disobey a SC ruling.


245 posted on 04/02/2012 7:22:33 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Deo volente
From Michael Walsh:

Obama’s remark is the kind of bullying tactic we’ve come to expect from him — the only way he knows how to react to any real or potential discomfiture.

And that’s because this is a man who has never heard the word “no.”  All along his glide path to power, as he was handed off from one enabler to another, he’s been told he’s the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being anyone has ever known, and he erupts in petulant frustration when reality intrudes upon his narcissistic fantasy.

But what do you expect from somebody who’s never faced real, concerted opposition unintimidated by the manufactured Obama “narrative”?

246 posted on 04/02/2012 7:23:32 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Candor7

The only thing extraordinary and unprecedented here is such heavy handed demagoguing of the Supreme Court by a sitting President. SCOTUS ought to issue a reprimand of his blatant disrespect for the Constitutional role of the Court.


Thats the thing about the SC. All they can do is make rulings, but they can’t enforce them.


247 posted on 04/02/2012 7:27:34 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Since that was a quote from me; I wasn’t talking about enforcing any ruling. I was talking about issuing a statement reprimanding 0blahblah for his injudicious comments. Of course it would have no force of law but on the other side of that coin there is nothing in the law preventing them from doing it either.


248 posted on 04/02/2012 7:35:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Candor7

I don’t think 0bumbler would have any choice about complying with their decision. If SCOTUS overturns the law Congress can’t fund it and the bureaucracies can’t implement it. 0dicktater can bluster all he wants but he can’t singlehandedly fund and administer health insurance for 320 million people. I’d be amazed if he had the endurance to finish filling out one application for an insurance policy for himself.


249 posted on 04/02/2012 7:39:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Deo volente

To hell with Romney. We need the airtight IMPEACHMENT/CONVICTION super-majority House-Senate of 2013 to teach them a lesson for good. And a joint Pentagon-Secret Service team to evict and escort them from the Executive Mansion upon declaration of GUILTY verdict on The Hill. SERIOUS TIMES.


250 posted on 04/02/2012 7:41:36 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (BHO Wins, U.S.A. Goes Hardline Marxist. He Loses, Massive, Angry Domestic Rioting, Looting & Murder)
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